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The Right Sort of Man, by Allison Montclair

29 Jul
Cover for THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN; watercolor-type illustration; silhouette of a woman wearing a two-piece suit, period appropriate for 1940s, skirt below the knees. Background is a slightly blurry five-stories building

Spurred by this review by the lovely Kay, I finally read my ARC of this novel, the first title in the Sparks and Bainbridge series.

Reader beware: loss, trauma, mental health issues, alcoholism (mostly off page), and more threat of violence than actual violence. One of the protagonists is having an affair with a married man.

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Sylvie’s Love (2020) (sort of a movie review)

23 Feb
Movie poster or SYLVIE'S LOVE, showing Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, in 1960s period clothing/hair.

I watched SYLVIE’S LOVE as the second installment for #RomancelandiaMovieNight, and it really is a perfect fit for genre romance. willaful said, “it’s a Harlequin Presents in movie form”, and really, she ain’t wrong; all the beats of a category romance with luscious music and some amazing acting from pretty much everyone involved.

I think it’s very much worth noting that this movie was made as an independent movie before Amazon acquired distribution rights, from an original screenplay by the director, Eugene Ashe.

Warning: there’s infidelity, and it’s the woman who cheats; there’s also one blatant incident of racism.

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